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  • Day18

    Day 17: Relaxing in Jambiani

    March 22, 2011 in Tanzania ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    No early starts for us today! We had a nice, lazy and relaxed morning with a long hot breakfast before boarding a dhow to the reef for a spot of snorkelling. The dhow itself was tiny, barely wide enough for us to sit shoulder-to-shoulder. The snorkelling was good and the water was wonderfully warm. The reefs weren't quite as pretty as the Great Barrier Reef, but good enough and there were plenty of fish to look at closely.

    Had lunch at the hotel before another lazy afternoon of swimming in the pool, dozing and sunbaking. Captain "Fido", another of the beach boys, spoke to us through the fence and arranged to take us on a sunset dhow cruise, for a bargain price of $20 USD.

    Again the boat was very tiny; the cruise wasn't altogether relaxing as the water was much rougher than the morning, but still very pleasant. Beautiful views back to Jambini while the sun sank under the horizon.

    For our last night in Tanzania we just had dinner in the hotel and finalised our packing, ahead of a long day travelling tomorrow.
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